Today is the birthday of William H. Taft
The biggest of presidents, aft and abaft.
For the history-challenged with memories misty,
Suffice it to say there is hope for Chris Christie.*
"Justice Brewer of the Supreme Court said that 'Taft is the politest man in Washington; the other day he gave up his seat in a street-car to three ladies.'" [Mark Sullivan in "Our Times: 1900-1925")
*Taft weighed about 335 lb. when he was our 27th President; his body mass was 42.3. Christie has weighed as much as 360 lb.; at 5'11" with a body mass of 46.6. If his avoirdupois remains the same, Christie, if elected, would be the biggest person to fill the Oval Office.